After you decide on the qualifications and skills needed for the job you want to fill in your nonprofit organization, advertise its availability. Here's a list of places to publicize your job opening:

  • Professional journals: If you're hiring for a professional position, professional journals are the place to advertise the job. Search the web to track down the addresses of appropriate trade-specific journals.

  • Bulletin boards: Posting job announcements on bulletin boards at colleges, universities, other agencies, and job centers is an inexpensive approach. You can put as many details as you want on a small poster. Many of these organizations also have online resources for job postings.

  • Websites: The web has become a valuable marketplace for job seekers. Many websites charge a fee for posting a job opening. Opportunity Knocks and Idealist are popular sites. Also consider Craigslist, Monster, CareerBuilder, and LinkedIn.

  • Word of mouth: Spread the word to other nonprofits — especially those in your field — places of worship, and anywhere else people congregate. Place a job description on your website and announce it on your Facebook page and Twitter feed. Don't forget to e-mail the announcement to colleagues and appropriate listservs.